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Why do people get whiplash?

Why do people get whiplash?

It is related to the: Design of our 12-14 pound head sitting on top of a long, flexible spine region without large enough muscles surrounding the bone structure to protect against all forces that the neck may be potentially exposed to such as in a car accident. ...Read more

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Why do people get nightmares?

Why do people get  nightmares?

Nightmares: Nightmares frequently happen in post-traumatic stress disorder, but also in 20-40% of kids between age 5-12 without any psychopathology. Creative people with "thin boundaries" on psychological tests may have them. Medications like antidepressants, certain antihypertensives, antiparkinsonian drugs, & barbiturates can cause nightmares; also withdrawal from alcohol, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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Why do people get headaches? Like what causes them.

Why do people get headaches? Like what causes them.

Various causes: Headaches could be a rather simple annoyance or very complicated. There are many factors causing headaches. Also, a headache could be a sign of another disease process or be the disease itself. Some examples include simple tensions headaches, vascular headaches (e.g. Migraine), tumor related headaches, spine related headaches, etc. A qualified physician needs to assess this properly. ...Read more

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Why do people get hypertension?

Why do people get hypertension?

Many factors: Hardening of the arteries/atherosclerosis, kidney problems, hormonal problems, overweight/obesity, adrenal gland problems, too much salt, too much blood volume, calcification of the arteries and congenital heart problems such as coarctation. ...Read more

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Why do people get diarrhea?

Why do people get diarrhea?

Diarrhea: Diarrhea is caused when a virus ir bacterium upsets the normal flora of the bowel resulting in diarrhea. ...Read more

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Why people get headspins?

Why people get headspins?

Vertigo: Headspins or vrtigo result from stimulation of the labrynth in the inner ear. This can be due to sudden changes in position, as in spinning or be do to certain medications, low blood pressure or low blood sugar. It can also be triggered by motion sickness. Speak to your doctor if this is a persistent problem. ...Read more

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Why do people get dementia?

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Why do people get dementia?

Dementia: Too wide to describe here, but u can google the word & get full description of causes of cognitive deficits. Summary is that there are either genetic such as fragile x syndrome, fixed such as brain injury, slowly progressive such as infection, a feature of other conditions such as parkinson's disease, or rapidly progressive dementias such as organ failure. ...Read more

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Why do people get dandruff?

Why do people get dandruff?

Complex: It's the interaction between several hormones, one's own skin biology, and the pityrosporum yeast. It has nothing to do with poor personal hygiene. Fortunately, it is usually easy to manage. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches so often?

Many possibilities : There are many types of headaches and myriad causes for them to develop. Muscle tension and spasms, vascular spasms, food triggers, over use of headache medications and cervical spine joint disease are some of the possible causes. If you find them debilitating and interfering with your life, i suggest consulting a physician experienced in treating chronic headaches for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do people get bedsores?

Why do people get bedsores?

Skin breakdown. : When a sick or frail patient lays in one position for a long time and cannot move the pressure over bony prominences ( hip, tailbone, etc ) can crush and kill the skin in between the bone and the bed. Bad ones can even kill off the muscle. This dead tissue can become infected and spread to the rest of the system ...Read more

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Why do I get migraines?

Why do I get migraines?

Heredity: About 30 million americans have migraine, which is an inherited disorder, in part at least, of a neurotransmitter susceptibility disorder. Your glutamate brain receptors respond in an exaggerated fashion to either internal or external bodily triggers, such as nitrites, or bright sunshine. The process eventuates in the migraine headache. There are plenty of preventative approaches available. ...Read more

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Why do some people get dizzy easier?

Why do some people get dizzy easier?

Position dizziness: Is dizzy means light headed or spinning of the head? If this is light headed and feeling of black out then dropping of blood pressure with change in body position one of the common reason. Check with your phyhsician. He may check your blood pressure in different position. ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches from headbands?

Why do I get headaches from headbands?

Headband headaches: If you get headaches only when you wear headbands than stop wearing them, or dont wear them too tight in some cases headbands can be triggers for migraine headaches and if youhave history of headaches in past not related to headbands than it is the trigger and avoid it some people use headbands to prevent headaches, these are not too tight. ...Read more

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Why do people get brain zaps?

Why do people get brain zaps?

Question?: I am not certain what "brain zaps" are? Please clarify and resubmit your question. ...Read more

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Why and how do some people get seasick?

Why and how do some people get seasick?

Motion sickness: Unwanted motion overtime causes nausea and vomiting because your brain receives conflicing information from the middle regarding that motion. It tries to solve the conflicting info, resulting in nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Why do I have headaches so often.

Why do I have headaches so often.

Many causes: There are many causes for headaches. One common cause is not drinking enough water daily. You need 6-8 cups daily minimum. Another cause is drinking too much caffeine, alcohol or sugary drink, they too can dehydrate you and cause headaches. Another cause is taking headache medications like motrin daily. If you can correct these things and still have headaches see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get bad headache frequently?

Why do I get bad headache frequently?

That is a good: Question. Glasses wrong prescription or brain tumor? Extreme? They are treated very differently, so i hope you take more time then just asking to find out the real cause, then i could stop worrying about you. ...Read more

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Why do people get heart pain?

Why do people get heart pain?

Several reasons: If there is a blockage in an artery supplying the heart, pain will occur, often on exertion but it could occur at rest as well. Pericarditis, an inflammation in the sac around the heart, can also cause pain. But remember, not all pain in the chest is related to the heart. Pain related to GI problems, for instance, can simulate heart pain. ...Read more

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Why do certain people get epilepsy?

Why do certain people get epilepsy?

Cause of epilepsy: There is no single cause for epilepsy; structural derangement, space occupying lesions, toxic and metabolic features, in born errors, traumatic brain injury and other may cause epilepsy. In a simple terms uncontrolled electrical discharges from brain cells may result in seizures and epilepsy. ...Read more

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Why do I get so many migraines? What causes them?

Migraine Physiology: Migraines are caused by inflammation affecting different structures in the head. When inflammation affects blood vessels, vascular features such as light, sound, movement and smell sensitivity occur. When inflammation affects nerve cells in the brain, auras and complex neurological symptoms occur. Several medications are useful for quick results. Lifestyle changes improve inflammation long term. ...Read more